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FARQUHAR, JOHN

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When a break occurred on the extreme right wing of the Army of the Cumberland, this soldier rallied fugitives from other commands, and deployed his own regiment, thereby checking the Confederate advance until a new line was established.

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Service

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U.S. Army Sergeant Major 89th Illinois Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1862 near Ayr, Scotland

Citation

When a break occurred on the extreme right wing of the Army of the Cumberland, this soldier rallied fugitives from other commands, and deployed his own regiment, thereby checking the Confederate advance until a new line was established.